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得啖笑!網站測試京滬高速充電柱形同虛設

<b>讚好此文:</b><p>一月 27, 2015 •車壇動向 •<p>早前報導過大陸為了推動電動車發展,特別在京滬高速公路增設充電柱,讓電動車可以中途充電。網站「汽車之家」幾名主持人分別駕駛 2 部電動車,一部油電混合 Plug-in 和一部普通汽油車,由北京出發前往上海,怎知在離開北京約 200 公里就已經提早腰斬行程 …

Scientists predict green energy revolution after incredible new graphene discoveries

By: Steve Connor<p>A recently discovered form of carbon graphite – the material in pencil lead – has turned out to have a completely unexpected property …

What’s the secret to holding your breath?

Some can manage five minutes, others barely one. But the trick to holding your breath is actually rather surprising<p>How long can you hold your breath? I’m trying it right now. The first 30 seconds are easy. I’m ready to give up at 45 seconds but I push on through, and it seems to get easier for a …

擁抱未來- BMW i3

Jul 05, 2014<p>Comments off<p>94,810 Views<p>試車報告, …

Tesla Model S earns the industry's top honor: first place in the Total Quality Index

Owners of the Tesla Model S tend to be very satisfied with their cars.<p>You might already know that; but so far, that’s largely been anecdotal, based on reports in various ownership profiles, comments, and forums. Now all this owner “love” — and the lack of problems — is starting to be confirmed by …

Researchers get closer to solving lithium-ion battery life degradation

As anyone with a smartphone, laptop or indeed a whole electric car will know, lithium-ion batteries degrade over time.<p>Each time you charge and discharge the batteries, they lose a little capacity. Day to day you don’t really notice, but over a year, or two, it means being able to use your phone (or …

UK Bans Creationism While US Still Fights Loch Ness Monsterism

Last week, the UK updated their requirements for all state-funded schools and academies (click "Church of England and Catholic single academy model supplemental agreement") to clearly prohibit the teaching of creationism as science. It's not exactly a groundbreaking change, since future schools and …

Loch Ness

Leo's most important role yet? DiCaprio pledges $7 million to ocean conservation projects

"We have systematically devastated our global fisheries"<p>Leonardo DiCaprio is not only a great actor, but also an environmental activist. He's been …

Elon Musk is Building a Solar Power Super-Factory in New York

The billionaire wants to spark a breakthrough in low-cost accessible solar energy.<p>Elon Musk gets more press for being the head of SpaceX and Tesla Motors, but in addition to overhauling the car and launch businesses, he's trying to revolutionize solar energy, too. Now Musk's solar company SolarCity …

When your Mac runs slow, give it a tuneup

Macs are solid machines, but just like their owners they have a tendency to get lethargic as they age. Launching and switching programs takes longer, simple tasks become arduous, and the dreaded beach ball of doom appears more often than it did when your machine was new. The operating system just …

Operating Systems

Japan's Commercial Whaling Efforts Should Resume, Says Prime Minister

Shinzo Abe tells the country's parliament that he will step up push to restart commercial whaling.<p>On Monday, Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told a parliamentary committee that he would like to step up efforts to resume commercial whaling.<p>"I want to aim for the resumption of commercial whaling by …

Mark Zuckerberg wants to price the consumer Oculus Rift at 'the lowest cost possible'

Oculus wants to take virtual reality mainstream, but its executives are fully cognizant of the fact that nothing will happen overnight. During an interview with <i>Ars Technica</i>, CEO Brendan Iribe said he envisions the company's first consumer product selling "just north of 1 million units." Out of the …

What it's like to drive a Tesla Model S in the UK

In a nutshell: more fun and more practical than you might expect, despite the high upfront cost. The right-hand drive model of the Tesla Model S has just arrived in the UK and it instantly transforms the story of electric cars in this country. Instead of being a glossy, distant, sometimes …

Opening a wide window on the nano-world of surface catalysis

(Phys.org) —Surface catalysts are notoriously difficult to study mechanistically, but scientists at the University of South Carolina and Rice …

利用 50 部 Nokia Lumia 1020 製作「子彈時間」攝影 | BLOGJACK

何謂「子彈時間」呢?根據在這個網站找到的資料,表示「所謂的子彈時間是電影常使用的特效之一,乃利用時間靜止之後再移動拍攝視角的一種做法。因為攝影機在拍攝時並不能在時間靜止真移動視角,所以除了真的停止時間之外,比較簡單的做法是使用多台攝影機來打造這種特效。」,原來 Nokia 手機也做得到!<p>製片人 Pa …

Not so fair trade

BUYING ‘Fairtrade’ coffee is not really helping the very poor, new research suggests. By comparing living standards in Fairtrade-certified producing …

More Chrome OS improvements loom as Google’s browser strategy advances

The annual Google(s goog) I/O developer event is weeks away and I expect we’ll see many new improvements in Chrome and Chrome OS. Some of them can …

Google Maps now features elevation profiles for cycling routes

“Cycling is the new golf,” according to <i>CNN Money</i>. While biking has long been a combination of leisure activity, sport and a practical means to get around town, cycling has now turned into an event for business people to get together. According to <i>The Economist</i>, a growing number of city cycling clubs …

Tesla Model S is like a rocket to the future

Driving the Sea to Sky Highway out of West Vancouver, cresting above Horseshoe Bay and arcing northward to Whistler, the Tesla Model S feels like the future. The all-electric luxury sedan runs eerily quiet and it is a rocket on wheels, a stealth sports car. When it unveils itself, the Model S is a …

Cyclist GPS data could help cities plan safer routes

Strava has been using GPS coordinates to monitor progress for cyclists and runners for quite some time, and now it's looking to lend a hand to local governments. With its new effort, Strava Metro, the fitness-tracking outfit serves up data on 90 million bike routes and 24 million runs (at launch) …

Why e-cigarettes are so controversial

E-CIGARETTE sales are soaring. But while some health advocates laud them, others are more anxious. What's all the fuss about?<p>Latest stories<p>America’s …

The 3% solution

PEOPLE are living longer, which is good. But old age often brings a decline in mental faculties and many researchers are looking for ways to slow or …

IQ

Body Clock: What makes you tick?

<b>As leading scientists warn that society has become "supremely arrogant" by ignoring the importance of sleep and the body clock, we examine the profound impact our internal clocks have on our body.</b><p>Explore the eight body clock phases and take the quiz to see if you are a morning-type "lark" - or an …

Red wine health benefits 'overhyped'

<b>Red wine may not be as good for you as hoped, say scientists who have studied the drink's ingredient that is purported to confer good health.</b><p>The team tracked the health of nearly 800 villagers from the Chianti region of Italy to see if their local tipple had any discernable impact.<p>They found no …

Elon Musk, Future-of-Travel's New Disrupter-in-Chief

Elon Musk was a nervous wreck.<p>The entrepreneur many today consider the next Steve Jobs hardly seemed like a visionary genius in 1995 when he stood …

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American Airlines Pilot Says He Almost Crashed Into a Drone in Mid-Air

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>An American Airlines pilot told FAA officials that he nearly crashed into a drone over Florida this …

Elon Musk's Wild Day: Tesla Slides As Solar City Soars

Being the billionaire founder of more than one high profile technology firm means dealing with some crazy swings.<p>Just ask Elon Musk. As the largest shareholder of two public companies, his fortune can vary hugely on the results of daily trading. Today, both of his major stock holdings — Tesla …

Overfishing Remains Biggest Threat to Mediterranean, Study Confirms

Changing Planet<p><b>Overfishing is still the most important threat to Mediterranean underwater ecosystems, “more than pollution, invasive species, or climate change”, says Enric Sala, one of the authors of the most comprehensive study made of the sea, published this week in the science journal PLoS …